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@dekel18042 how old are the birds in question? Even in hardy breeds each progressive laying cycle the bird becomes more prone to longer and more pronounced interruptions.
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post #12 of 13

I read this thread with great interest as my 40 plus chickens have been moulting since August...I was getting between two to five eggs daily and suddenly nothing at all...today I have 10 eggs...I do not give mine any artificial lighting and they are of various breeds...all of the moulting has now finished...I feel that if their system needs a rest then it is well deserved...

 

I have eggs from the Summer months that I have frozen and they are great for omelettes and scrambled...the colour is lighter than a naturally recently hatched egg...but the taste is the same...

 

Just a thought for those excess eggs from Summer...

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A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today the way you are.

 

"Maman" ( my Avatar ) RIP my beloved died 8th February 2014...my heart is broken

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I feel badly, I have been giving eggs to my parents and gotten them hooked on them, and now I'll probably not be giving any to them for a while. I did tell my mom about a place just a few miles away that sells fresh eggs.

My step-dad seems to be allergic to store bought eggs, something in them, but has no problems at all with my eggs, so seems to be making up for lost time!

Dorothea

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